GA Mir briefly detained for protesting against inflation

GA Mir briefly detained for protesting against inflation

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president GA Mir was briefly detained here on Sunday along with over 12 party workers during a protest against the rising fuel prices, police said.

The police acted after Mir, along with senior party colleagues and former ministers Raman Bhalla and Yogesh Sawhney, tried to take out a rally against the price hike of essential commodities, especially petrol, diesel and LPG at Janipur locality of the city. Accompanied by a large number of party activists and supporters, the Congress leaders earlier staged a sit-in and raised anti-government slogans for its alleged failure to check the hike in the price of essential commodities.

“The protest is part of a 45-day programme chalked out by the Congress against the increased fuel prices,” Mir told reporters before being detained. He said the Congress had launched a protest campaign from February 15 to March 30 to invite the attention of the government towards inflation.

Mir also criticised the administration for proposing property tax.

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